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N-able N-central vs PRTG Network Monitor

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Ratings

N-able N-central

PRTG Network Monitor

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Overall

4.3
4.6

4.8

Meets Requirements

8.4
9.2

9.2

905 responses

Ease of Use

7.6
89 responses
9.2
73 responses

9.3

912 responses

Ease of Setup

7.1
77 responses
8.5
55 responses

9.4

804 responses

Ease of Admin

7.6
80 responses
8.5
55 responses

9.5

80 responses

Quality of Support

7.7
86 responses
8.4
63 responses

9.4

876 responses

Ease of Doing Business with

8.3
76 responses
8.8
51 responses

9.6

808 responses

Product Direction (% positive)

9
82 responses
9
67 responses

9.8

897 responses

Based on G2 Spring 2024

Competitors

N-able N-central

Product Summary

N-central is an IT management solution by N-able that allows organizations to manage, monitor, and secure their endpoints. N-central provides RMM, patch management, data backup, and IT automation features that enable IT professionals to streamline processes and gain control over their entire IT infrastructures. From the N-central platform, users can integrate their PSA solutions in order to manage both their businesses and IT environments.

Use Cases

  • RMM:
    With RMM, IT teams can monitor, manage, and secure their remote or on-premise IT infrastructures.
  • Patch management:
    N-central patch management helps IT teams secure and update their endpoint devices.
  • IT automation:
    Using IT automation features, MSPs and IT professionals can automate tasks to streamline workflows.
  • Remote access:
    With remote access, IT teams can provide IT support for all devices regardless of their locations.

Shortcomings

  • Complex UI:
    N-central users find the user interface unnecessarily complex, and new users experience a steep learning curve.
  • Unusual reporting:
    Device reporting is not real-time, and users are not able to acquire all the information they need from the reports.
  • Customer support issues:
    Customer support points users to pre-made guides and issues canned responses rather than working with the users to solve their technical issues.
  • IT automation challenges:
    IT automation setup on the platform is challenging and time-consuming.

PRTG Network Monitor

Product Summary

Praessler PRTG Network Monitor is an infrastructure monitoring solution that empowers sysadmins and IT teams to keep track of network devices around the globe. PRTG Network Monitor simplifies collecting device status and health reports and sending out alerts for unusual metrics. Pricing plans are based on sensor-based licensing.

Use Cases

  • Remote monitoring:
    With remote monitoring functions, PRTG Network Monitor can detect device status, and other metrics that the sensors have been configured to measure.
  • Network management:
    PRTG provides visibility with dashboards that can display network conditions and issues such as network outages and traffic packet loss.
  • IT infrastructure security:
    Its alert and report system acts a first line of defense against malware and other network vulnerabilities, allowing users to act quickly.

Shortcomings

  • Limited features:
    PRTG focuses primarily on network monitoring, and some users have complained about lack of integrations.
  • Pricing:
    While they offer flexible plans, users have said that the sensor-based prices can become expensive with larger networks.
  • Alert issues:
    Reviewers have noted that there are several issues with alerts such as lack of alerts for issues other than outages and disruptive false positive notifications.

NinjaOne

Why your peers choose us over N-able N-central and PRTG Network Monitor

NinjaOne sets itself apart with its exceptional customer reviews, usability and comprehensive integration options, positioning it ahead of its competitors. The platform’s interface is expertly crafted for both quick adoption and ease of use, vital for dynamic IT environments. This focus on user experience doesn’t compromise its robust feature set, which is designed to boost operational efficiency, an area where many competitors struggle.

In terms of integration, NinjaOne shines by offering extensive compatibility with a wide array of third-party applications, an area where other RMM solutions often have limitations. This makes it a more adaptable choice for varied IT ecosystems. Furthermore, NinjaOne’s scalability and performance consistency, even in large network scenarios, mark it as a superior option. Enhanced by advanced, customizable reporting tools, NinjaOne emerges as a leading choice for IT professionals seeking a dependable, efficientRMM platform.

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